Record Review

Woodstock 2 features Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Butterfield Blues Band, Canned Heat, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Melanie and Mountain.

It's more than just the leftovers from the first album. For a start the is a whole side, over 17 minutes of Hendrix; three tracks from CSN&Y, two from Melanie and Airplane and one from Baez. But is any of it REALLY worth over £4?

The star of this double set is undoubtedly Hendrix, sounding like at least two guitarists as he blazes through "Jam Back at the House", "Izabella" and "Get My Heart Back Together".

Airplane's "Saturday Afternoon Won't You Try" is a bit indifferent and "Eskimo Blue Day" is their best effort.

Joan Baez sings "Sweet Sir Galahad" beautifully while Melanie, sounding like a female equivalent of an early Dylan, wails through "My Beautiful People" and "Birthday Of The Sun"…….

Video Review

Woodstock: The Lost Performances.

Entertainment Weekly, Feb 14, 1992, by Mark Fleischmann

Three days of peace and music and squalor are a lot to fit into one movie. Among, this collection of performances that didn't make it into Woodstock, the movie, are four that did appear on Woodstock, the two albums: excruciating numbers by Canned Heat and Melanie, the infamous rain chant, plus a worthier reprise from. Crosby, Stills & Nash (too bad they blow the lyrics on Lennon-McCartney's "Blackbird"). The real finds are Joe Cocker's "Let's Go Get Stoned," Arlo Guthrie's whimsical cover of Dylan's "Walkin' Down the Line," in which he seems to have taken Cocker's advice, and Janis Joplin's torrid "Work Me Lord."

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